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Chelsea Champions League Fixtures 2019/20: Who will Chelsea face in UCL group stage

Archie Blade

Chelsea Champions League Fixtures 2019/20: Who will Chelsea face in UCL group stage

Chelsea Champions League Fixtures 2019/20: Who will Chelsea face in UCL group stage in the 2019/20 season.

Chelsea qualified in the Champions league by virtue of winning the Europa League last season. The Blues were guaranteed a spot in Europe’s premier tournament courtesy their 3rd place finish in the Premier League. However, their Europa conquest ensured that they were placed in the 1st Pot.

Also read: Who will Liverpool face in the UCL group stage?

Chelsea Champions League Fixtures 2019/20

With one team from each pot constituting a group, Chelsea avoided facing the likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich along with the teams from the English contingent. They find themselves in Group H with Ajax, Valencia and Lille.

On paper, they have one of the easiest draws. However, Ajax and Valencia are plucky opponents who can hold their own against the toughest of opponents and even beat the best on their day. Lille, the 4th team in their group, are the lowest-ranked side in the competition according to UEFA’s Coefficient Ranking but could still pose problems. Chelsea will not have it as easy as it seems. Frankly, though, it could have been much worse.

Chelsea are under new boss Frank Lampard and are currently finding their feet under their club legend. The Blues have been hampered by their transfer embargo but are slowly rallying behind their manager and should be expected to reach the round of 16. Ajax and Valencia should fight it out for the second spot. While Lille, in all probability, will end up with the wooden spoon.

The Champions League will start from 17th September. The group stages will last till December 11th after which, the knock-out stages will begin. The tournament will conclude next year on 30th May at the Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadı, Istanbul.

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Archie Blade

Archie Blade


Archie is a WWE and UFC Editor/Author at the SportsRush. Like most combat sports enthusiasts, his passion for watching people fight began with WWE when he witnessed a young Brock Lesnar massacre Hulk Hogan back in 2002. This very passion soon branched out to boxing and mixed martial arts. Over the years he fell in love with the theatrics that preceded the bell and the poetic carnage that followed after. Each bruise a story to tell, each wound a song of struggle, his greatest desire is to be there to witness it all. His favorite wrestler is Shawn Michaels and he believes that GSP is the greatest to ever step foot inside the octagon. Apart from wrestling, he is also fond of poetry and music.

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